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recede
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The Fountainhead
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  • He noticed sallow cheeks, a funny nose, a wart on a receding chin, a stomach squashed against the edge of a table.
  • Whenever he smiled no obvious movement was required of his facial muscles; the hint of mockery was always there and it merely came into sharper focus for a moment, to recede imperceptibly again.

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  • Her unhappy childhood memories receded as she grew older.
  • The pain is beginning to recede.

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